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Candidates, issues set for April election

Full ballot asks voters to decide who’ll represent them, which taxes they’ll pay By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff The ballot line-ups are set for this year’s municipal elections.…

READ-ALONG, LEARN-ALONG

$2,500 grant will help fund Ray County Library’s pre-reading programs By David Knopf/News Editor Seven-month-old Owen Ford might have been a little too young to grasp the stories,…

Improved financials ease budget process

By Sara Seidel/Staff Writer It’s more fun to prepare a budget when the revenue side is strong. That’s the word from Ray County’s commissioners, who this week completed…

Statutory rape case advances to circuit court

By David Knopf/News Editor The case against a Hardin man charged with the 2013 statutory rape of a minor classmate advanced to Division III following a preliminary hearing…

Sports

‘One of our best defensive efforts’

Lady Spartans dominate in 57-9 victory over Carrollton By Russ Green/Sports Editor The Richmond Lady…

Hot-shooting Spartans bounce Carrollton

By Russ Green/Sports Editor Just one night after losing their shooting touch in a loss…

’Dawgs devoured by Tigers in non-conference clash

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Hardin-Central boys basketball coach Kenny Layman and his players…

Huskers outlast visiting Spartans

By Russ Green/Sports Editor The defending MRVC East champion Higginsville Huskers put together a strong…

 

 

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LINCOLN ASSASSINATION SPELLED DOOM FOR EVERYONE IN BOX

Theater-goers in Ford’s box suffered horrific outcomes By Tom Emery/For the Richmond News The night of April 14, 1865, proved fateful for Abraham Lincoln, who was mortally wounded by…

GAME DAY SNACKS

Football fans: this Sunday is the Super Bowl. Fans gather not just for the football game, but the snacks that are being served. So load up with chips,…

Disaster relief in Eureka a frozen labor of love

Local team expands its ministry to aid victims around the country By Liz Johnson/Richmond News Staff The new year blew in like a lion after record rainfall assaulted parts…

 

Obituaries

Jody Ballinger

Jody Ballinger, 54, of Rayville, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at her home. Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral…

William Lee ‘Billy’ Stephens

William Lee “Billy” Stephens, 45, of Rayville, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at his home. William was born Feb. 10, 1970,…

Richard Alan ‘Rick’ Oyler

Richard Alan “Rick” Oyler, 62, of Hardin, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City,…

Larry Franklin Hicks

Larry Franklin Hicks, 73, of Richmond, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Mo. Larry…